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Gary Turner

About Gary Turner

Hypnotherapist, Personal Trainer, Professional Sportsman (retired), Performance Expert

Gary ‘Smiler’ Turner brings unique skills to talkhealth. He has been World Champion thirteen times in his sports career – he fully understands physical and mental performance, from both the practical and academic standpoints. In his Hypnotherapy practice Gary works with a diverse range of clients who present issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety issues, eating disorders and weight issues, addictions, and a host of illnesses, diseases and physical conditions. Gary takes an evidence-based approach to his work. He is a sought after speaker and delivers workshops, seminars and presentations including having presented at the National Hypnotism Conference. As a Personal Trainer Gary is sought after by professional athletes and those who want to be ‘fit for life’. Gary is skilled with working with medical conditions and disabled. As examples he has taught a Paralympion to be a kickboxer despite being in a wheelchair, a client with neurological damage to his arm to be medal winning grappler, and successfully works with clients with prosthetic limbs. In his role as a Performance Expert Gary works with individuals, teams and businesses to help them achieve optimum performance. He often works with the British Army and has been a Subject Matter Expert on the re-writing of ‘Combat PT’ – the product delivered by Army PTI’s. He has also worked with many British Army sports teams such as the Judo, Boxing, and Kayak teams. Gary has a thirst for knowledge and studies 2-6hrs every day, on such diverse topics as psychology, neuroscience, physiology, nutrition and more. This will help to bring a rounded opinions and advice to talkhealth. Gary’s first book ‘No Worries’, a book to help people remove their anxiety, is now available on Amazon in paperback and on Kindle. In his personal life Gary enjoys working with his huskies as a team, competing in ultra-marathons, and still trains at his chosen sports.

Gary Turner

27 Jun

How much fat can we lose in a week?

During my research and review of the available literature, the highest reduction I have found in adipose tissue, our fat stores, is 3.5lbs (1.6kg) over the course of a week. This was in a laboratory controlled environment and included nearly …

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Gary Turner

20 May

Need to lose weight ASAP!

I’ve just had a Facebook message asking me for help, looking for a gym, as they “need to lose weight ASAP” Here is my response: “Here’s some free advice that most people pay for, so I’ll keep it simple and …

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Gary Turner

8 May

Exam Pressure – Helping Out the Kids!

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Kids at the age of seven appear to be doing their exams at the moment. It appears that they are being put under lots of pressure. Parents are reporting to me that their kids are experiencing tantrums, sleepless nights, crying…in …

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Gary Turner

13 Jan

Want To Run A Marathon? Tips To Help…

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 So, you’ve signed up for the London Marathon? Here are some generalised training tips and knowledge to help. OK, not the London Marathon, but I do like this shot of me and the huskies on the Brecon Beacons! A marathon …

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Gary Turner

1 Jan

Losing Weight and Keeping It Off

Out With The old   Today is New Year’s Day, and my Facebook feeds are filled with people selling products and solutions for weight loss. Without exception these are based on the ‘calorie deficit model’ – or dieting. Unfortunately this …

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Gary Turner

29 Nov

Vitamin C Supplements – Should We?

I am not a fan of supplements. Instead I prefer to promote having a healthy balanced nutrition from whole food sources. Some people may benefit from food supplementation under medical supervision if they have a medical condition that requires it. …

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Gary Turner

22 Oct

Problem kids!

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Kids are the easiest of clients to work with because they are ‘fresh’ and don’t come with the lifetime of habits and baggage that adults do. Kids are the hardest of clients to work with because they have short attention …

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Gary Turner

26 Sep

Fancy a cuppa?

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I’ve just been asked on my Facebook page as to whether someone should drink coffee and tea. They take it with skimmed milk and with one sugar. It is not my place to say whether someone should drink them or …

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Gary Turner

13 Sep

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

I often find myself working with clients suffering from IBS, both in my Hypnotherapy and in my Personal Training capacities. Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or ‘IBS’, is a disorder involving a collection of symptoms that can include abdominal pain and cramping …

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Gary Turner

8 Sep

A ‘Weighty’ Issue – fat loss

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The Talk Health Partnership is a great place to get knowledge, information and discuss points. I love the Online Clinics and I’m looking forward to participating as an Expert for you. Although a long way off, here’s a taster of …

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Gary Turner

14 Aug

What does practice make?

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Hi, I hope you are all well and finding the information you need right here at the Talk Health Partnership. I’m not just here as a Hypnotherapist – I am also here as a Personal Trainer. So I think it …

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Gary Turner

5 Aug

Performance – it is all in the mind

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As I crossed the first peak of the mountains my legs were like jelly. The wobble in my legs vibrated through my body. Then the cramps started. These were deep cramps right across my hamstrings and calves. I felt wasted, …

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Gary Turner

23 Jul

Hypnosis for surgery

I’ve received some lovely feedack following my last post. One of the messages was from a good friend of mine, Greg, recently had a bit of bad luck – his kidneys packed up. You know, as they do. No reason …

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Gary Turner

8 Jul

Role of Emotions in Disease and Illness – An Introduction

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An emotion is not a feeling, and a mood is something different too. Most people don’t understand the difference. An emotion can be thought of as just an ‘electro-chemical spark’ in the brain. Yet it is responsible for so much! …

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Gary Turner

2 Jul

What is hypnosis?

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This is my first blog post for talkhealth, so hello, and I trust you are well! I will be blogging regularly as well as being active on the forums and Online Clinics.  Feel free to ask me any questions you …

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